Diversity at Pomona

Tim Wise

Tim Wise, Presentation on White Privilege and Anti-Blackness

Eric Holder

Payton Distinguished Lectureship- Eric Holder: Voting Rights and Inequality in the U.S.

Rabbi Sharon Brous

Presidential Dialogues: Cultivating Empathy in a Time of Division, Rabbi Sharon Brous

Imam Khalid Latif

Presidential Dialogues: Cultivating Empathy in a Time of Division, with Imam Khalid Latif

Eddie Glaude

Cultivating Empathy in a Time of Division: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.


Pomona College is committed to advancing the diversity of our community. The College is navigating a crucial turning point on issues of access, diversity, equity, and inclusivity. We believe that this critically important work is at the heart of the liberal arts, and we look to engage all members of our community as we chart a path forward. As a globally recognized institution in Southern California—a region at the forefront of diversity, openness, and innovation—we must lead the way.

A diverse student body and curriculum gives Pomona students unique and important opportunities for intellectual, emotional and ethical growth. It provides them with the necessary tools creatively to face the challenges of today’s world—political divisiveness, social upheaval, and structural inequities—and to build communities and organizations that are open, vibrant, and diverse.

Education is an essential mechanism for addressing historical injustices and for grappling with contemporary inequities. Placing diversity at the center of the College’s educational mission means providing leadership in social change and modeling what such change looks like. We believe numbers alone do not indicate success in achieving a dynamically diverse community. The College places great importance on providing resources and energy toward enhancing a campus culture in which all students, faculty, and staff feel welcome and supported.

Diversity at Pomona FAQ

Assessment of Climate

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

Support and Infrastructure

Education and Training Opportunities

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Resources

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